Do you own an industrial, commercial, or institutional building? Or are you planning to start a business like this? Well, one thing that you must consider is installing a Building Automation System ( BAS).
BAS is one half of your building’s brain. Without a BAS of course it doesn’t mean it will collapse yet it’s not that safe either. They are the system that tells the equipment around the building what to do, the same way how your brain tells your hands what to do.
Building Automation Systems are control systems that can be customised. These can vary in complexity depending on the purpose and nature. It offers enhanced control of a building’s systems such as electrical, security, heating and cooling (HVAC) and so on.
The Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) refers to centralised systems, interlinked networks of hardware and software that control, monitor and record the functions of building service systems.
Main Functions of Building Automation and Control Systems
– Control and maintain the building’s system
– Check and maintain correctness and safe performance of the systems
– Check sound alerts
– Operates systems per energy demands and occupancy
Below are the benefits of having BACS both for you as building owner and occupants.
– Enhances occupants/employees comfort level
– Reduce energy consumption
– Save utility costs
– Increase productivity
– Increases code compliance
– Reduced strain to the electrical grid
Environmental Benefits of Building Automation
Since many buildings installed BACS it’s also becoming a common trend among construction projects. Building automation opens the door to greener construction projects that permit businesses to bring in many environmentally friendly benefits.
– Air testing can flag ventilation repairs or filter changes
– Lighting automation reliance on natural light
– Thermal health is boosted by regulating HVAC usage
– Lower energy intake reduces a building’s carbon footprint
– Reduced appliance wear-and-tear leads to lesser replacement leads
– Real-time plumbing monitoring can spot leaks to curb water
Reducing energy consumption, helps the building become green-friendly (both environmentally and economically). It helps keep the building occupants healthier and happier as automation reduces carbon emissions (CO2) and thus allows air to clean up.
An automated building benefited higher energy efficiency and lower maintaining and operating costs, has better indoor air quality and greater occupant comfort and productivity.
The impacts of climate change are getting worse. One automated building can help reduce energy consumption that makes a building environmentally friendly.
People are the most valued asset of your building. They are the most contributors to your profits. They have the right to have a comfortable experience while staying in your building.
It’s great to stay in an automated building as you can feel that you’re more secured.
Now you know the benefits and reasons for having an automated building, can you still imagine a building with no Building Automation and Control Systems?
The author is a blogger and helps to create intelligent environments. He specialises in designing and creating building control solutions. Visit https://mysmart.com.au/ for more details.